Margaret Calhoun
1943 - 2020
Holley-Gamble Funeral Home - Clinton
621 S Charles G Seivers Blvd
Clinton, TN
Margaret Calhoun

Clinton - Margaret Ann Calhoun, age 77, of Clinton died peacefully on October 22, 2020, at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge.

Margaret Ann was born in Guntersville, Alabama, on June 17, 1943, to Helen and A.B. Hammer, Jr. It was there that her father and grandfather started the first Hammer's Department Store.

In 1961, she graduated as a valedictorian from Clinton High School. She then attended Lincoln Memorial University, where she graduated as a 1965 salutatorian. While attending college, she met Don Calhoun. They would marry and spend 56 wonderful years together.

A dedicated educator, Margaret Ann enjoyed 30 years as an English teacher at Clinton High School. Upon her retirement, she ventured into a second career, becoming a partner in the Hammer's family retail business.

Drawing infinite joy from spending time with her grandsons, her smiles and laughter would light up the room. She loved spending time with family and friends, and her warmth and generosity of spirit were unmistakable.

Margaret Ann was preceded in death by her father, A.B. Hammer. Jr., and brother, Jeff Hammer. She is survived by her loving husband, Don Calhoun; mother, Helen Hammer; son and daughter-in-law, Kelly and Tanya Calhoun; grandsons, Harrison and Matthew Calhoun; sister-in-law, Billie Sue Hammer; brother-in-law, Glen Calhoun and his wife, Kay; sister-in-law, Betty Latture and husband Don; nephew, Will Hammer and his wife, Whitney; nephew, Clay Hammer and his wife, Ashley; and special friends, Alvin and Diane Taylor.

The family will hold a graveside service at 3:00 p.m., October 25, 2020, at Grandview Memorial Garden with Pastor Mike Thompson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the building fund at Second Baptist Church, 777 Public Safety Lane, Clinton, TN, 37716. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.

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Published by Knoxville News Sentinel from Oct. 24 to Oct. 25, 2020.
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, TN
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My first job was at Hammers in Downton Clinton in 1984. Don was the first person I ever met and hired me. I came to know and loved both of them so much as well as Mrs. Helen. These were and still are the most adorable people you could ever meet and work for.

My heart hurts so bad for the family as Margaret Ann was rock solid. Rest well little lady......
Karen Taylor
October 26, 2020
So sorry to hear of Mrs. Calhoun's passing. Such a wonderful person and teacher. Helped me through many things in school, in life and in teaching. Prayers for her family and friends. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Susan (Wood) Zellner
October 25, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Calhoun. I had her for an English teacher at Clinton High School. She was a beautiful lady. We need more teachers like her today. She was one of the Best.
Brenda Osborne
October 24, 2020
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